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Happychappy

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Reply #60 on: June 10, 2013, 06:24:29 AM
On vacation I took my Prismacolor pencils with me and did the underneath pictures which I thoroughly enjoyed doing.  I would appreciate your comments, critiques and thoughts about them.  Many thanks, Patricia




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Reply #61 on: June 10, 2013, 06:40:46 AM
 :heeha: Excellent work on both!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   The bottles have super transparency, the shine(highlight) on the apple, the colourings....wow! Great colourings on the bird, nice detailing. Very well done.  O0
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Reply #62 on: June 10, 2013, 06:49:40 AM
Wow, happychappy, both the bird and the still life are excellent works. 

The apple especially looks like it's ready to eat.

Keep us the good work.

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Reply #63 on: June 10, 2013, 07:15:47 AM
 :thankyou:  Val and Mea for your comments on my Coloured Pencil work.  I must say that it is so different from watercolours but I enjoy the challenge even though I am still finding my way with these pencils.  Nice to explore the different mediums.  While on vacation I went to the most fantastic art store in Orlando. My eyes came out on stalks and I was bewildered with everything they had there. However, I managed to purchase a set of 12 coloured Inktense pencils which I will try at a later stage. I will no doubt be hounding Lillian with questions for she has done beautiful work with them. Patricia
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Reply #64 on: June 10, 2013, 07:38:09 AM
Nice drawings Happychappy :) It's instantly visible that you have sure hand even if you're just beginning your adventure with these pencils :) Great catching of light, colour and details :)

I was few months ago in an art shop, I wanted to buy only Derwent's blender and a white pastel pencil. The seller was so kind that he let me check all white pencils with all types of pencils - I spent there almost an hour just drawing and checking all the brands and types :) I almost forgot what I came for :D
I though also about buying Inktense pencils, but after buying my Faber-Castell set I abstain from buying any new supplies :)

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Reply #65 on: June 10, 2013, 08:14:01 AM
 :thankyou: Karolina for your comments. Do you prefer the Faber Castell to any others?  The art store that I went into had so many Faber Castell pencils but I was set on purchasing the Inktense.  I don't know much about pencils at all but initially purchased the Prismacolor set which I really like but haven't tried any other make so really cannot make any comparison. However, I am looking forward to trying the Inktense pencils when I manage to get free time. Have you seen Lillian's drawing with them?  They are absolutely gorgeous and this is what spurred me to purchase them to give it a try.  Will post what I do when I get around to it.  I know what you mean about going into an art store and forgetting what you went there for as there is just so much to see and one can get so easily side tracked.  Anyway, it is all fun.  Patricia
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Reply #66 on: June 10, 2013, 08:34:25 AM
Wow Patricia, really amazing work on the still life!  Bird is wonderful too but the still life is exceptional! O0 :smitten:
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Reply #67 on: June 10, 2013, 08:48:47 AM
Chappy, You should be really Happy!  The bird is beautiful; the still life--exceptional!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #68 on: June 10, 2013, 08:53:58 AM
I had HOH-I-NOOR Mondeluz - watercolour pencils - before, so it was quite a difference. The only comparison I had was to normal pencils I had for school. But I talked to my friends who are real pencil masters and they recommended both Prismacolor and Faber-Castell, F-C a little more, luckily for me, because in my country it's impossible to buy Prismacolor. I had a lot of problems with Faber-Castell Polychromos too, but I had a lot of luck: not only found I 120 pencils set (the biggest I could by in a shop was 36), but also the price was 45% of regular price.
All I can say: Faber-Castell Polychromos are brilliant :) but I've heard the same about Prismacolor :)
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Reply #69 on: June 10, 2013, 09:03:01 AM
Patricia - the first drawing is nice - I like it!  O0 The second one has some exceptional qualities!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #70 on: June 10, 2013, 11:00:05 AM
 :thankyou:  Mary Lou, Dianne and Tania for your encouraging comments about my pencil work.  The still life was quite challenging but ever so interesting to do.   I forgot to mention that both the pictures were from Paint my Photo. The bird was taken by Rodney Campbell and the still life was from Sammy, for anyone who might like to try them.


Karolina, I was pleased to hear what you thought about Faber Castell pencils and it was such a good deal that you got.  Good for you.  I think much depends on personal taste but when you are new to all this kind of art, it is helpful to hear what others think and suggest. 


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Reply #71 on: June 11, 2013, 05:14:23 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:   Thank you so much MSWcrane, Scribe and Jani for commenting on my bird. I have never clicked on the "comments" under the painting in the gallery but saw three comments and decided to see what they were and was shocked to see messages in my personal gallery.  We never stop learning hey?  Anyway, thank you all so much.  I hope you all see this message here as I wasn't sure how to respond to the comments from my gallery. 


Yes, MSWcrane, I love painting birds and wish that we could do more of it.  In one of my earlier posts I mentioned where I had got the picture from to paint and there are a lot more on Paint my Photo if you are interested in taking a look around there. 


Thank you all once again.  Patricia
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Reply #72 on: June 11, 2013, 05:24:31 AM
Your drawings are awesome!!  The bird is beautiful and the still life is stunning.   :congrats:
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Reply #73 on: June 11, 2013, 02:34:29 PM
 :thankyou:  Didwaud for your kind comments.  It always encourages and uplifts me.  Thank you.  Patricia
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Reply #74 on: June 12, 2013, 03:11:05 AM
Patricia, your colored pencil work is absolutely awesome!  I love way you did the background and the complementary, vibrant color of the bird really makes it stand out.  Your still life drawing is superb.  Your apple looks so real sitting there stealing the show.  I love how you made the lemon show through the glass.


You are one talented girl!   :flowers:


It's a lot of fun experimenting with new media, huh?


Now I know why my ears were burning, someone's been talking about me behind my back!   :2funny:  Your comments humble me. 


I hope you won't be disappointed with the Inktense pencils.  They take a little getting used to.  I've done a lot of experimenting.  I think that paired with the right choice of paper makes using them easier.  So far, I'm happy with the Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Velum surface, but I'll experiment with others as time goes by.


If you haven't already done so, here's a link to tips on the Derwent website that you might like to check out.  [size=78%]http://www.pencils.co.uk/hints.aspx?mid=1241[/size] 


I use a small hand pencil sharpener rather than an electric one that would eat away the wood.  There's hardly any difference at all in the length of my pencils since I started using them.  A tip from my experience:  If you have put a wet brush on the end of the pencil, it's best to let the pencil dry before sharpening as the tip gets soft when wet.  Also I found that if I dip the tip in water, which I rarely do, and the wood gets wet, the wood will become somewhat mishapen, kind of frayed or something like that, so I avoid doing that.


I'm really enjoying the blocks.  One little swipe over them with a wet brush and presto, a load of vibrant color to take to the paper.


Have fun with your new pencils, Pat!   :1hug:















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